Shadow Ray
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Shadow Ray reviewed on 04 Jul 2010
Abandonware 101.

This software currently works for me on my old mouse and is good but Kensington stopped updating it in 2006. So any mice released by them since then are probably not compatible (I just purchased a basic 5 button mouse from them and it's Windows only) and the software may break at anytime, leaving your hardware investment in the lurch.

Solution? Do not buy Kensington mice.
[Version 3.0r1]


shadow ray reviewed on 18 Jun 2009
this is a great browser and version 4 is easily as fast as any windows browser on running on intel. I remember a few years ago when Windows IE was about twice as fast as any mac browser. No more.

Not quite as customizable as firefox which I'm used to but the speed is winning me over. Nice work Apple.
[Version 4.0.1]


shadow ray reviewed on 06 May 2009
This is an ok screenwriting program, but this version has about 3 new features versus FD7, which was released five years ago. I have 7 and I was all ready to upgrade but after trying it decided not to. Obviously they're not putting much money into developing the program and expect screenwriters and productions to just deal with using archaic production tools.

I'm sure Final Draft 9 will have another 3-4 features that every other screenwriting program's had for years when it's released in 2014 or 2015 but I'd rather not wait.

Screenwriter 6 has a few bugs but is very sophisticated and miles ahead of this in pretty much every way. I'm buying that instead and will be encouraging my co-workers to do the same. It's not listed on this site for some reason but check it out, there's a free demo for it.
[Version 8.0]

shadow ray commented on 09 Jan 2009
Is this good for anything besides stealing other peoples artistic works? hey, in the digital age artists aren't entitled to be rewarded for their work anymore right?

if this crashes your computer or gets you busted for theft, well, maybe you deserve it, especially if you paid for the amazing "Pro" version...
[Version 5.0.4b]

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shadow ray replied on 16 Jan 2009
"I'm rubbing my thumb and index finger together."

Buddy, I'll do the same thing when someone robs your house. Typical limewire user ethics.

shadow ray reviewed on 19 Dec 2008
I read up on drive fragmentation in OS X and subsequently bought this about a year ago. I've used it on a few different systems and it's always worked smoothly and really sped up startup times for fragmented drives. If your drive has ever gotten to 90% or more full this will likely make a big difference in system speed. I think my system startup time after i first used it was cut by around 5-10 seconds. If you never fill your drives up and aren't working with media drives this will be less useful. I've always run Applejack and backed up before using it but it's never given me a problem or error.

Based on the reviews for Drive Genius, this is definitely the program you want if you're defragging your OS X drives. I was annoyed by the useless demo mode, and the lengthy documentation should be read before using it, but I was very happy upon purchasing fortunately, it's definitely a good buy. I recommend that any media company working on OS X buy this for their media storage drives as well.
[Version 1.6.6]


shadow ray reviewed on 06 Nov 2008
Version 8 and you still can't right click (paste/copy) in the search bar?
[Version 8.0.1]

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shadow ray replied on 19 Dec 2008
OK, so you're telling me that when you right click in the search bar on the upper right hand corner of the window that a contextual menu appears (allowing you to cut, paste, copy, etc) as it does in every other OS X program? When I right click on the search bar in iTunes you know what happens? Nothing! Has every mac I've ever worked on had a corrupt version of iTunes or am I correct in saying that this extremely basic functionality not exist in this program?

shadow ray reviewed on 06 Apr 2008
I was fed up with outdated FD 7 and disappointed that Screenwriter 6 was written in Realbasic so I decided to try this.
At first glance it looks great, however, this is basically useless for industry professionals in a production setting.
As per macworld's review, here's a list of what this can't do --track changes and drafts, lock pages and create production scripts-- all of which are a deal breaker for any script in production. And the final draft import function is extremely limited right now too, it can't even import scene #s.
You might be able to write a spec script here, and for that there are some innovations, but pros will still have to buy FD or Screenwriter to handle script revisions, both of which are only $30 more at Amazon. According to Mariner's forums some of these features will be added to version 2, but that will surely be a pricey paid upgrade. Buyer beware.
[Version 1.4]

Shadow Ray had trouble on 16 Nov 2009
Does this version install the spyware Google Updater program that was in the alpha? It ran as a background process even after deleting Chrome, and could only be deleted through the terminal.

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